An Inverted Co-Flow Diffusion Flame for Producing Soot

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We developed an inverted, co-flow, methane/air/nitrogen burner that generates a wide range of soot particles sizes and concentrations. By adjusting the flow rates of air, methane, and nitrogen in the fuel, the mean electric mobility diameter and number concentration are varied. Additional dilution downstream of the flame allows us to generate particle concentrations spanning those produced by spark-ignited and diesel engines: particles with mean diameters between 50 and 250 nm and number concentrations from 4.7 {center_dot} 10{sup 4} to 10{sup 7} cm{sup -3}. The range of achievable number concentrations, and therefore volume concentrations, can be increased by a factor of ... continued below

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Stipe, Christopher B.; Higgins, Brian S.; Lucas, Donald; Koshland, Catherine P. & Sawyer, Robert F. June 21, 2005.

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We developed an inverted, co-flow, methane/air/nitrogen burner that generates a wide range of soot particles sizes and concentrations. By adjusting the flow rates of air, methane, and nitrogen in the fuel, the mean electric mobility diameter and number concentration are varied. Additional dilution downstream of the flame allows us to generate particle concentrations spanning those produced by spark-ignited and diesel engines: particles with mean diameters between 50 and 250 nm and number concentrations from 4.7 {center_dot} 10{sup 4} to 10{sup 7} cm{sup -3}. The range of achievable number concentrations, and therefore volume concentrations, can be increased by a factor of 30 by reducing the dilution ratio. These operating conditions make this burner valuable for developing and calibrating diagnostics as well as for other studies involving soot particles.

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  • Journal Name: Review Science Instruments; Journal Volume: 76; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2005

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  • Report No.: LBNL--57931
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900703
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Stipe, Christopher B.; Higgins, Brian S.; Lucas, Donald; Koshland, Catherine P. & Sawyer, Robert F. An Inverted Co-Flow Diffusion Flame for Producing Soot, article, June 21, 2005; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878734/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.